Black 2 Comm is a genre free radio show produced and presented by Paul Jackson. Each track connects to the following in a running order that switches between musical styles, dates and audio quality - often leading to strange and unlikely musical pairings. Avoiding the restrictions of mainstream radio play-listing and genre based programming, the sequence carves its own unique path through pop culture. It is broadcast live at 8 o'clock on Sunday evenings on Resonance 104.4 FM (in central London) and can be streamed from resonancefm.com.
Black 2 Comm 21st May 2017
Featuring Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Follakzoid, Nico and many others. Cheq out this clip of The Germs performing "Manimal" in late 1979. It was recorded at Cherrywood Film Studios soundstage as the group were banned from virtually all of the local venues at that point. The footage was shot by director Penelope Spheeris and appeared in her film "The Decline of Western Civilization" which documented the early L.A. punk scene. Intoxicated frontman Darby Crash appears incoherently barking his lyrics while a member of the audience scrawls on him with a marker pen. He would eventually take his own life in December 1980 in a suicide pact with his female friend Casey Cola who survived the attempt. Guitarist Pat Smear's career would later go into a terminal nosedive when he joined Nirvana and eventually the Foo Fighters . . . what a waste.